14 and 12 inch yellow cakes and 8 and 6 inch yellow cakes were iced in a light orange color of cream cheese icing. I used real ribbon to line the bottom of each tier and a darker orange beaded border was added after stacking to hide the cardboard! The butterflys are made of wafer paper. draw the black with edible markers and then dry dust with petal and luster dust to add color. The bodies of the butterfly is made from fondant and a floral wire is attached to make the butterflies appear to be flying.